New Providence School District's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition for the Ninth Consecutive Year
Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, New Providence answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music programs. This award recognizes that New Providence is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The district received this designation in 2005 and in every year since 2013, a total of ten times. For more about the New Providence music and performing arts program, please visit https://www.npsd.k12.nj.
Parent Wellness Series: Webinar
The Consortium of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence, and Summit School Districts invite you to attend a Parent Wellness Series Webinar "Current Drug Trends: Important Updates for Parents and Caregivers" on Wednesday, April 21st at 7pm. More information and the Zoom link can be found here.
Congratulations to the NPSD recipients of the Union County Teacher Recognition Program award!
Mrs. Jennifer Pasuit - New Providence High School
Mrs. Kristin Jakubowski - New Providence Middle School
Mrs. Natasha Feliciano-Allen - Salt Brook School
Mrs. Sharon Licari - Allen W. Roberts School
The Union County Teacher Recognition Program acknowledges educators for their commitment to their students and their profession. All four teachers will join their Union County colleagues for a special ceremony through Kean University in the spring and be honored at an upcoming Board of Education meeting.
Kindergarten / New First Grade Registration
The New Providence School District is accepting incoming kindergarten and first grade student registration for the 2021-2022 school year. A child must be five years of age on or before October 1, 2021 to be eligible for enrollment into kindergarten. A child must be six years of age on or before October 1, 2021 to be eligible for enrollment into first grade.
The registration process will be completed exclusively online for the 2021-2022 school year. A link to the student registration portal is located HERE. Only a Custodial Parent/Legal Guardian can register a student.
Should you have any questions about the registration process, please contact our Registrar, Ms. Maria Ulate at (908) 464-9050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Impact Teacher" Award
Congratulations to our Maintenance and Custodial Staff for receiving a 2020/2021 "Impact Teacher" Award! The "Impact Teacher" Program is designed to recognize teachers and staff who, through their actions, efforts, and accomplishments, have made a significant impact on the lives of our children. Teachers or staff are nominated by administration through a written Statement of Impact. The award was bestowed at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Our staff, parents and students want to say a big thank you for keeping us all clean and safe this year!
New Jersey Counselor of the Year
The New Providence School District is proud to announce that Mrs. Jillian Shadis, Director of Counseling, has received the 2022 New Jersey School Counselor of the Year Award from the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA)!
Mrs. Shadis will be recognized at a state reception in the Fall of 2021, and will represent New Jersey at the national school counselor of the year events managed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in early 2022.
Please see the full press release here.
Congratulations to Mrs. Shadis!
Think Tank 2.0
The New Providence School District has developed and convened six Think Tank 2.0 committees to address the educational needs of Generation Z amid the 4th Industrial Revolution. Committees are composed of teachers, support staff members, department heads, and administrators. Research and recommendations from the committees focusing on Social-Emotional Learning, Curriculum, Data Driven Decision Making, Instructional Strategies, Classroom Environment and Technology Tools were presented throughout the fall at the New Providence Board of Education meetings.
In December, the Think Tank Committee presentations culminated in the showcase of a Portrait of a New Providence High School Graduate. Please see the full press release HERE.
The entire Think Tank Committee presentation along with a Portrait of a Graduate can be viewed HERE.